No no no no no Filth... I pointed out that they are different games for a reason. You overlook my arguments completely then give some bogus one. Let me explain. You cannot use LoL and XIV for your example because they are two different games catering to two different audiences.
You should take your own advice. They're both games created by companies in business to make money. The subject of this thread, 'subscription fees', relates to a business model. This model is independent of what type of game we're talking about. Like I said, I could have used another free MMO that is similar to XIV as an example. The fact is that it doesn't matter.
The underlying question is "Will a specific business model be detrimental to the success of a game?". You can't see that I guess. Not going to continue to try and 'splain it to you Lucy. Perhaps someone else will shed light.
Edited, Oct 11th 2012 10:54pm by FilthMcNasty